san francisco, CA
Thankfully, I got in the flight! I was the last person to board the only flight to the Philippines that night. My mom works for Philippine Airlines, and she got me a discounted ticket. The downside was that I could have been turned down if there were not any seats left. The universe truly is generous! This was my first trip back home to the Philippines in 5 years, and I was just overwhelmed with excitement. I was itching to see my family and my hometown, although I did not at all look forward to the sweltering heat.